Monday, January 21, 2019
Never Lost His Dreams
23 years old!
god bless whomsoever playeth that synth lick that come in at about 3.48 - sublime wisp of wistful melody cycling sensuously around and around and around
and god bless Lyn Eden
this selection triggered by the tunes Cardrossmaniac2 be dropping
well, how nuum nuum nummy is that - 50 percent of Smokin Beats = Neil Rumney, aka N.R.G., as in "I Need Your Lovin'" and "He Never Lost His Hardcore".
i did not know that when i started this little post - just now idly checked discogs - you learn something every day, even an accredited historian of the subject such as moi
Rumney's pedigree goes back to the bleep era, his first tunes are on Chill Records
Although this debut from 1991 is more like breaks 'n' bleeps
and hark ye! it's got one of the same samples as the more famous later "Terminator", as well as near enough the same title
it's Rufige Cru who'll do a much better job with the samples from the movie and sonically live up to the lethal promise of the title
flipside to "Never Lost His Hardcore" - but it's not that ruff in all honesty
back to Smokin Beats
he / they seem to have switched back over to house 'n' g as early as 1994
a LOT of releases
bit daunting, i don't have the heart for a proper delve - perhaps someone else can tell me if there's anything as magic as "Dreams" in there?
odd, the proximity of N.R.G. to N'n'G, another UK garage outfit helmed by an old hardcore vet (Grant Nelson)
if Neil R had stuck with N.R.G. as his UKG alias, then the scene would have had an N.R.G. and an N'n'G - causing all kinds of name confusion
these are the thought-phantoms that beguile the brain of a nuumologist late at night